Do GPAs and ACT Scores Predict College Completion?

In a new study, researchers examined the accuracy and consistency of grades and test scores in measuring a high school student’s academic readiness for the college.

The study, coauthored by the University of Chicago’s Elaine Allensworth, found that students with the same GPA or ACT score can complete college at significantly different rates, depending on the high school they attended.

Allensworth joins CPRE Knowledge Hub managing editor Keith Heumiller to discuss those and other findings, and some important implications for education policy and future research.

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